A senior Chinese trade official on Wednesday said his country#;s entry into the World Trade Organisation is expected to lead to the nation#;s textile export industry growing by four per cent to $55 billion.

Cao Xinyu, deputy director of China#;s Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export for Textiles, added that Hong Kong sold more than $9.78bn worth of textile products to the mainland from January to October last year - around 32 per cent of its total textile exports.